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Staunton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stuart Hall

 
 
Stuart Hall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
1. Stuart Hall Marker
Inscription. Chartered on 13 January 1744 as the Virginia Female Institute, Stuart Hall is Virginia’s oldest college preparatory school for girls. The Rev. Dr. Richard H. Phillips headed the school from 1848 until 1880. Flora Cooke Stuart, “Mrs. General” J.E.B. Stuart, for whom the school was renamed in 1807, was principal from 1880 until 1899. Two of General Robert E. Lee’s daughters attended Stuart Hall, and Lee served as president of the school’s board of visitors from 1865 until 1870.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-21.)
 
Location. 38° 9.017′ N, 79° 4.617′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker is on West Frederick Street west of North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 W. Frederick St., Staunton VA 24401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wesleyan Female Institute (about 600 feet away); Dr. Alexander Humphreys (about 700 feet away); The Hon. Archibald Stuart (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Stuart Hall and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
2. Stuart Hall and Marker
Ast Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augusta National Bank Building (approx. ¼ mile away); T. J. Collins & Son (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Dr. Alexander Humphreys (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Staunton.
 
Additional comments.
1. Stuart Hall (Virginia Female Institute) in the Civil War
The school was forced to abandon these buildings on July 21, 1861, to make room for use by the Institute for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind whose buildings were turned over for use as a Confederate hospital.
    — Submitted March 17, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.

 
Categories. Education
 
Old Main, Stuart Hall School Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
3. Old Main, Stuart Hall School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,410 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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